Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions
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- Face-to-face or live video/audio webinars or conferences: To receive continuing education contact hours (CECHs) for programs listed in this catalog, you must arrive by the advertised starting time, and you must stay until the end of the program. For webinars, you additionally need to pass a post-test with 75% accuracy to receive credit. In the event that you encounter an unforeseen emergency that causes you to arrive late or leave early, partial credit may be awarded at the sole discretion of the continuing education committee (and in compliance with the rules promulgated by the State of Michigan Board of Social Work and regulations of Association of Social Work Boards). If you object to the program provider’s decision regarding the award of CECHs, you are entitled to file a grievance form provided by program staff upon request within two weeks of the program end date.
- On Demand Continuing Education Credit: To receive credit for an online continuing education course, you must watch the video in its entirety and complete the attendance record, evaluation, and pass a post-test with 75% accuracy. If you do not pass, you will be able to retake one additional time. Once all materials are submitted and a passing score is obtained, your certificate for the course will be made available for you to print immediately. You have access to material for the time period the class is scheduled. We are unable to offer additional CECHs for extra time you spend with the course material. These courses are ONLINE CECHs; check with your state’s social work regulatory body to see how these may count toward required CECHs. In Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format.
- School Social Work Competency Courses: Details can be found online: socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php. The course will include readings, discussion board postings, and quizzes which must be passed by 80% overall. Once we receive your passing score and you complete a survey that will be emailed to you, you will be mailed a letter of completion within 30 days of passing the course. These courses are ONLINE CECHs; check with your state’s social work regulatory body to see how these may count toward required CECHs. In Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format.
NOTE: All programs are scheduled on Eastern Standard Time and may be photographed and/or audio/videotaped. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded during a face-to-face event, contact us at (517)353-3060.
For all technical or connection questions, please call MSU Distance Learning Services: (local) 517-432-6200 or Toll Free: (844)-678-6200 (North America and Hawaii).
You must also pass a ten question post-test with 75% accuracy sent to the email address you provide during registration, within 7 days of receiving the link. Post-tests are sent out within 24 hours of the webinar ending, so if you do not receive the initial post-test at that time, please contact us. You have five days to notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org that you did not receive the post-test email, otherwise you forfeit your ability to earn social work continuing education credit hours. If you do not pass on the first try, a second attempt may be made following instructions emailed to you. You will receive your certificate of attendance within 30 days of completing the program.
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